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Album Review: Collateral’s debut album ‘Collateral’

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By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night Tampa

Album Review: Collateral-Collateral-Released by Roulette Media on February 21, 2010

Collateral’s album cover for ‘Collateral’

In December 2018, Rock At Night reviewed Collateral’s EP 4 Shots!, which featured the hit single “Midnight Queen.”  Well, the British four-piece band hailing from Ramsgate, released a full-fledged album Collateral on February 2, 2020 which is chock full of rock ‘n’ roll stew!  The 9-song track will appeal to fans of 80s rock with catchy choruses and lead guitar solos but also fans of Southern Rock–there’s something for everybody, as Collateral appears to have experimented with different styles.

“Mr. Big Shot” and “Lullaby” hearken the fun 80s with almost a Def Leppard feel. “Promiseland” and “In It For Love” are hard-driving rock ‘n’ roll with melodic vocals and sing-along choruses. Collateral’s single “Merry Go Round” definitely captures the 80s feel, making me want to tease my hair and spike it with gel.

“Midnight Queen” and “About This Boy” take on a softer, country-tinged sound, but really appeal to me.  Every album needs a love ballad and “Get Back to You” fits the bill with an 80s Aerosmith feel.  Another song “Won’t Stop Me Dreaming” is reminiscent of John Waite, with its melody and harmonies.

Each song on Collateral’s album satisfies one’s taste for the “new wave” of classic rock sound which Millennials are rediscovering.  The sound of good 80s influenced rock music with real vocals and lead guitar solos never gets old!

Catch Collateral on Tour!

JARED JAMES NICHOLS UK TOUR SPRING 2020
Bilston, The Robin 2 – Tue 25 Feb

Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – Wed 26 Feb

Grimsby, Yardbirds Rock – Thu 27 Feb

Newcastle, Think Tank – Fri 28 Feb

Glasgow, The Garage 2 – Sat 29 Feb

Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms – Sun 1 Mar

Manchester, Soup Kitchen – Fri 27 Mar

London, The Dome – Sat 28 Mar

Bristol, Exchange – Sun 29 Mar

PHIL X & THE DRILLS MARCH 2020 UK TOUR

Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – Tue 3 Mar

Bristol, The Fleece – Wed 4 Mar

London, The Underworld – Fri 6 Mar

Manchester, Rebellion – Sat 7 Mar

Glasgow, King Tut’s – Mon 9 Mar

Edinburgh, The Caves – Tue 10 Mar

Liverpool, O2 Academy 2 – Wed 11 Mar

Birmingham, O2 Academy 3 – Thu 12 Mar

SKID ROW EUROPEAN TOUR 2020

Kopervik, Norway, KARMøYGEDDON Metal Festival – Thu 30 Apr

Oslo, Norway, John Dee – Fri 1 May

Orkanger, Norway, Sondrehallen – Sat 2 May

Frankfurt, Germany, Batschkapp – Mon 4 May

Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle – Tue 5 May

Bruchsal, Germany, Fabrik – Wed 6 May

Helsinki, Finland, The Circus – Fri 8 May

Chepstow, UK, Castell Roc – Fri 14 Aug

H.E.A.T UK TOUR MAY 2020

Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill – Thu 28 May

London, The Garage – Fri 29 May

Swansea, Patti Pavilion – Sat 30 May

 

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